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Christmas is usually my favorite time of year, but I’ll be honest with all of you… this year has been a difficult one to wrap my mind around. After losing my Dad in June unexpectedly, I didn’t think that I would be struggling as much as I am with the Holiday Season. But, now that we are smack dab in the middle of holiday shopping, I feel the pressure. I usually get my holiday shopping and my gift guides up earlier in the season (in November), but found myself struggling to write. But, Christmas is about time with family and I figured this would be the perfect time for me to share this list of holiday gift ideas with all of you. I hope this holiday season keeps you and your family warm, cozy and safe. And, now… gifts!
I love to journal and I find myself using a journal more now than ever before. It helps me to collect my thoughts and write about memories I want to cherish. This gorgeous leather journal from Soothi is the perfect addition to any workspace. Soothi’s goal is to inspire and offer a sense of individuality and they offer products to transform writing desks and elevate standards. Their master craftsmanship shows in their journals, notebooks, and stationery. Each journal is customized with vision shaping phrases that can change the outlook of any moment or an entire project.
Made of genuine leather and embossed with a quote. This journal offers a string tie closure, stitched in paper and an old-world feel. Paper is tree-free and environmentally friendly.
I really think a great practical gift for men works wonders. I’m always on the hunt for something that my husband would like and a well-made wallet to stand the test of time is definitely a great choice. Mr. Lentz just had to make my selection choice this year because their craftsmanship and quality is absolutely wonderful. The offer a variety of leather goods and to help you care for your product(s) they also include a free tin of their own handmade leather conditioner.
The Mens Leather Wallet is built for the man on the go that wants to be minimalistic, while still needing the function of a wallet. The leather is full-grain so it will last through heavy use for years to come. No stitching to break on these so you will enjoy it for years to come. It holds 8 cards and a medium stack of cash. I had my husband’s wallet engraved with “K & H Forever” because it is one of our favorite sayings and wrapped it up for the perfect gift.
Retail: $70 (now currently on sale for $63) – mrlentz.com
I think that a great shave kit or a stylish tie also make great gifts for the men in your life. Clarence Henningham offers a variety of ties in different styles and designs. The perfect way to pair professional and lifestyle while still offering the man in your life to show off his own personality. Their mission is to provide quality professional business garments for the bold and brave person in each of us.
First, let me start by saying… ties are not easy to photograph. lol But, I digress. Clarence Henningham offers a variety of ties and bowties for the perfect gifts.
When it comes to gifts for my favorite men… I always include some kind of shave set. My husband has his favorites and Van Der Hagen in one of those brands that he will gravitate to. Van Der Hagen and Beard Guyz Beard Products are brands that are tried and true and offer a variety of different products for the guy in your life. If you’re looking for quality products and sets that are easy to find, you’ll absolutely love any of these. They make great stocking stuffers and are perfect gifts because they are easy to buy from your local retailers.
I have several brother-in-laws, a father-in-law and a husband and brother to shop for. These gifts are not only affordable on my pocket book but they come from brands our husbands and men most likely have tried and enjoy.
Van Der Hagen sets retail: $13.99 – $29.99
Available at: Vanderhagen.com, Walgreens, Amazon, Target and Rite Aid
Beard Guys Beard Care Products retail: $9.99 – $14.99
Available at: Beardguyz.com, Amazon, Walgreens and CVS
Essential Oils and body products that offer zen are definitely important for me. Speaking of which… “Santa, I need a new diffuser, I broke mine last week.” I love trying new products from different brands or new to me brands and I just had to share with you Oh Organics. Certified Organic Ingredients go into their handmade soaps to cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate the skin naturally. Their Essential Oils contain nothing but pure, therapeutic grade, certified organic essential oils. Each product is handmade and ship for free. With each sale, Oh Organics also contributes $1.00 to American Forests which plants one tree.
Gift products include:
Combination Pack – 2 soaps (4.5oz), 1 essential oil (15mL), boxed and ready to wrap $19.99 ($28.95 if bought separately)
5 Pack of their best selling essential oils (15 mL) for $37.00 ($55.55 if bought separately)
Oh Organics offers quality products that you will enjoy using. Purchase: ohorganics.net
Compendium products make wonderful gifts for anyone in the family. I have a few that I wanted to share with you that I think would make anyone you gift them to, smile.
Thoughtfulls ($6.95) Holiday Cheer Thoughtfulls are little pop-open cards that have little messages inside. These were the first products that Compendium made and they have been one of the most popular products since. Each box includes 30 cards, each with a different inspiration quotation. They are packaged perfectly to stick directly into a stocking as a stuffer and make the perfect gift for anyone that needs a little inspiration and motivation in their lives.
The Christmas Memories Guestbook is the perfect addition to any holiday party and a great way to thank any hostess or host. We attend a plethora of holiday parties each year and I thought the Christmas Memories book would be awesome because it allows you to savor the season and relive the tradition for years to come. This beautiful book is a place to gather all of the seasons for you and record the guests, family, and celebration in a book that will be a treasured keepsake for years to come.
Retail: $24.95 Hardcover with slipcase, 9″ H x 9″ W, 80 pages total
My Mom In Her Own Words Book
Each family has their own little treasure of memories and experiences. There are a number of things that define who Mom is and that reflect the love she shares. This keepsake book invites mom to speak from her heart, in her own words. It’s a priceless keepsake for generations to come.
My Mom can be a gift for them to fill out or a meaningful way to “interview” and create family dialogue around each story. Moms also fill them out on their own and give them as a gift to younger generations. Things like this remind me that the legacy I leave behind can be documented for my children to remember and read for years to come.
Retail: $10.95 (Hardcover, 5.75″ H x 5.75″ W, 80 pages)
BeBibs Fashion Adult Bibs are a great gift that is practical but something no one will ever think about. An adult bib that is fashionable but that provides a safeguard for your clothes against perils of the morning routine such as makeup, coffee and even toothpaste. These bibs are so easy to wear with any outfit and they are there to help protect against any mishaps that may occur any time of the day. This stylish product was featured on The TODAY Show and is an absolute hit.
The BeBibs come in different prints and I am absolutely loving it, so I just had to share with all of you. I like to get dressed in the morning and put all my clothes on for the day, before makeup – because makeup is always “in case I have time”. I simply place BeBid over my clothes and it catches any fallout, spills or anything else. Such a great gift for any lady in your life. Perfect for Brides or the Business Woman. Each Big comes with a silver plated necklace with pearls. They are lightweight and easy to use.
Retail: $29.94 – $50.00 (all BeBibs must have a necklace to hold in place so make sure to purchase as a set.)
Pieces of Me is a young brand that is reimagining personalized jewelry. I wanted to share this with all of you because I’m a huge fan of personalized jewelry myself and love getting it as gifts, but this is different. The cuffs or necklaces from Pieces of Me are reminders of how appreciated and valued they are for their unique personalities and personality traits.
Pieces of Me offers unique gifts that are a meaningful way to express your appreciation for what you love about someone. They offer a variety of over 30 different traits to choose from so there is something for everyone. Each product is made in the USA and cuff bracelets retail for $29.99
Pictured: Stamped Cuff Bracelet – Passionate (You see a spark when passionate people talk about what excites them. They love what gets them up in the morning and what keeps them up at night.) n All cuff purchases include a cuff, trait description card, and a drawstring storage bag. Each piece is hand-made and has its own unique character. No two pieces are alike – a great representation of a person’s individuality. Handcrafted in the United States and 14K Gold Plated.
Cold cozy weather is perfect for socks and boy are we experiencing sock weather here in Hawaii. It’s been consistently in the mid to high 50s and 60s lately and a great pair of socks makes great gifts. Bombas Socks has easily become one of my all-time favorites and I love them. These socks are comfortable (seriously, some of the best socks I’ve used in a long time) and innovative. They are so comfy, I struggle to take them off, so I’m glad I have one for each day of the week.
But, that’s not the only reason why I support this brand. Because socks are the #1 most requested clothing item at homeless shelters, for every pair purchased, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need. Bombas has donated more than 5 Million pairs of socks and this little act of human kindness is what drew me to Bombas, to begin with.
There are socks for all – Mens, Womens, Children. This concept started as a big idea, a small tattoo and millions of pairs donated. I’m a fan and a Bombas lifer! Of course, I am named Honey, so bees, honey… I call it a win.
For this little gift guide, I wanted to include at least one fun educational toy for the kiddos. I introduce all of you to GIANTmicrobes. GIANTmicrobes are a collection of critters that are inspired by the invisible microscopic world. These little guys might seem terrifying to some, but they are a great way to educate kids with a little cuteness.
Now – GIANTmicrobes comes in terrifying collections as well as E. Coli or the Brain-eating Amoeba Plagues so they would make an interesting gag-gift for any adult. But, My sons absolutely loved how soft these creatures were and enjoyed hours of researching these microscopic things so that they could get more information on the critter as well. I think these would make great gifts for Teachers and kids who like learning about science. Choose from over 150 different microbes and cells. Available in 4 sizes.
Featured in the photo: Blood Cells, Amoeba, The Common Cold, Waterbear and Brain Cell.
Retail: $5 – $30 www.giantmicrobes.com
I’m sure you are probably seeing the next toy in Walmart Stores as you do your Holiday shopping this year. The Nano Metalfigs are some of the coolest tools I have seen in a long time and offer top licenses from DC Comics, Harry Potter, Marvel, Disney/Pixar, WWE and Street Fighter. These awesome figures are 1.65″ scale and 100% die-cast. They weigh about 25-30g and has that distinctive die-cast feel. They are sold in packs – 5 packs and 10 packs that offer exclusive figures. These not only make great collectors, they remind me of my childhood with some of my favorite characters from comics and of course – Harry Potter.
Each brand offers more than 20 figures to collect and every 8 weeks a new product is released. Diorama sets are a way to display these Nano Metalfigs and it would make a great gift for any child or collector.
Retail: Starting at about $1.00 per figure walmart.com
I realize that my Holiday Gift Guide is quite eclectic, but I love to feature products that my family and I enjoy and that make us happy or inspire us. This gift guide includes a variety of products that are tried and true and that we have given as gifts before or have purchased or used ourselves. Each year Honeygirl’s World tries to feature products that are not necessarily on anyone’s radar, but nonetheless, they would make great gifts. I’d love to try and get more gift ideas up this year so keep an eye out on my social media as well as here to see if I have added any additional selections.
My family and I would love to wish all of you a Happy Holiday Season. Thank you for making Honeygirl’s World so successful over the years. This coming January 2018, this site will be 10 Years old and the site would not be where it is without all of you. May you and your families have a safe, fun and blessed holiday.
Disclaimer: Some of the products featured in this post were sent for review consideration or feature. Some products were purchased with my own money. Affiliate links are through out. This is not a paid post.